AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EZCORP, Inc. (Nasdaq: EZPW) announced today that its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009 has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of that report may be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website (www.ezcorp.com). EZCORP stockholders may obtain a paper copy of the report, free of charge, by sending a request to email@example.com or by calling 1-800-873-7296, ext. 2220.
EZCORP provides loans or credit services to customers who do not have cash resources or access to credit to meet their short-term cash needs. In its pawnshops, the Company offers non-recourse loans collateralized by tangible personal property, commonly known as pawn loans. At these locations, the Company also sells merchandise, primarily collateral forfeited from its pawn lending operations, to consumers looking for good value. The Company also offers a variety of short-term consumer loans, including payday loans, installment loans and auto title loans, or fee-based credit services to customers seeking loans.
At September 30, 2009, EZCORP operated a total of 910 locations, consisting of 369 U.S. pawnshops, 62 pawnshops in Mexico, 477 U.S. short-term consumer loan stores, and 2 short-term consumer loan stores in Canada. The Company also has significant investments in Albemarle & Bond Holdings PLC, one of the U.K.'s largest pawnbroking businesses with 115 stores, and Cash Converters International Limited, which franchises and operates approximately 500 locations worldwide.
For additional information, contact Investor Relations at (512) 314-2220.
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